Originally Posted by tinped
Thanks Tanglewood for the great post. Interesting how the poster who feels he knows so much, invents a word called "gps maps". Thought I was going to have to reopen my books
I'm sure you're referring to me so I'll respond.
Sorry I speak with confusing terms, and it is confusing.
Gps Map is a term, you might call it made up, but it's printed right on the face of most of Garmin's chart plotters.... guess they made it up.
But, chart plotter is probably a better term in marine use. They also use the term gps map, multifunction display (MFD), and perhaps others. The same type of box in aviation is called an MFD, flight deck, Gsp nav/com, and in the automotive they are called GPS or GPS navigation.... and then the manufacturers add their own names....
They all have one thing in common. They all have a GPS (or Glonass) and a map, and they are all used basically for the same purpose... to get from one point to another.
I'll try to use the term Chart Plotter for marine use. Sorry for the confusion.